Saturday Morning Flashback

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Bassist Paul Simenon of The Clash performs at The Rainbow Theatre, London during the group's 'White Riot' tour, 14th May 1977.  (Photo by Chris Moorhouse/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1977 [Playlist]

In the year that Elvis died at Graceland, rock & roll began to evolve – growing louder, angrier, more invigorating, while disco gained momentum with the December release of Saturday Night Fever, and Fleetwood Mac’s [...]

WXRT–08/24/2014

(from the XRT Archives)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1974 [Playlist]

The first WXRT Listener Poll was conducted in 1973, but it seems no one had the foresight to save a copy of the results, so the 1974 survey – pictured here – is the first [...]

WXRT–08/16/2014

photo: Getty Images

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1980 [Playlist]

Ronald Reagan, Rubik’s Cube, CNN, Pac Man, the U.S. Olympic hockey team, J.R. Ewing, Mt. St. Helens, John Lennon. Music highlights included albums from Bruce Springsteen, Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel, The Cure, Elvis Costello, the [...]

WXRT–08/10/2014

photo: W. Rice

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1993 [Playlist]

Among the many highlights of the year was the release of our very first fundraising collection of rare musical treats, On XRT: Live From the Archives Volume 1, which included live performances from The Replacements, [...]

WXRT–08/02/2014

Touchdown by the Fridge!
photo: Getty Images

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1986 [Playlist]

Chicago was united by a cast of characters known as Da Bears, and the icing on the cake was their total domination Superbowl victory over the New England Patriots. It was also the year that [...]

WXRT–07/20/2014

A framed (and cracked) memento of an amazing live broadcast of Bruce & the E Street Band from the Agora in Cleveland. 
Photo: W. Rice

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1978 [Playlist]

It was a very good year for Springsteen fans. Darkness on the Edge of Town topped the XRT Listener Poll, and if there had been a Best Concert category back then, his September show at [...]

WXRT–07/06/2014

Photo: Getty Images

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1994 [Playlist]

The World Cup was hosted by the country that stubbornly calls it “soccer” – and the opening ceremony was held right here in Chicago, with Oprah playing MC for the festivities at Soldier Field on [...]

WXRT–06/14/2014

(Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1977 [Playlist]

In the year that saw the death of the King, music was re-energized. Debut releases from artists like Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, the Clash, and others offered an invigorating challenge to the predictable mainstream rock bands of the mid-70s.

WXRT–03/24/2014

(Photo Credit: Danny Clinch)

Saturday Morning Flashback: 1980 [Playlist]

The 1980 “Miracle on Ice” has been mentioned more than a few times during coverage of the Sochi Games, and for good reason. That semi-final match pitting U.S. collegiate underdogs against the mighty Soviet Union [...]

WXRT–02/23/2014

10cc-I_m_Not_In_Love-Frontal

Flashback: The Making of “I’m Not In Love” by 10cc [Listen]

Johnny Mars will be behind the board for Saturday Morning Flashback — 1977. He just dropped my a line saying he’s going to give a spin to 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love,” early in the show. This is a track full of 70s studio magic and worth checking out in more detail.

If you have a few free minutes, watch this short documentary on the making of the song below and how the band used vocal loops the create the breathy atmosphere that makes this recording so unique.

10/18/2013

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